Your Cooker Hood Buying Guide for 2024

different types of cooker hoods

Stuck on how to buy the best cooker hood? We’ve got you covered, with the first of our buying guides from Modern Living.

Cooker Hood Buying Guide for 2024

A quality cooker hood is a key player in every modern kitchen. Without one, we would be left in a maze of smells, grease and smoke detectors going off.

Therefore, it is of critical importance that you get the right cooker hood for your kitchen and to ensure that it meets all of your requirements. Today, we’ve put together the ultimate cooker hood buying guide for 2024, featuring the different types of hoods available to you, their advantages, budgets and our category best-sellers.

At Modern Living, we specialise in providing homes everywhere with quality, modern appliances that help to transform their home. So, we know a thing or two about cooker hoods, and which one suits which kitchen. 

What Does a Cooker Hood Do?

A cooker hood is responsible for the ventilation in your kitchen whilst you’re whipping up your favourite dishes. Effectively, it removes smelly odours, grease and moisture from your kitchen, purifying your air via recirculation of external ventilation.

What are the Different Types of Cooker Hoods?

At Modern Living, we have a broad range of cooker hoods available to help kit out the modern home. 

These are:

But of course, with so many different types of cooker hoods available, it can be difficult to know what to choose for your kitchen. So what are the differences? Which is the best cooker hood in 2024?

How do I Choose a Cooker Hood?

We’re here to show you how to buy the best cooker in 2024, with a simple breakdown of each type of cooker hood from canopy to ceiling. This includes their major advantages, the budget you’re looking at and finally, the Modern Living bestseller.

Which are the Best-selling Cooker Hoods of 2024?

Franke 90cm Built In Atmos Steam Off Hood

Franke 60cm Maris 2.0 Wall Hood

Bosch DBB97AM60B Integrated Hood

Franke Smart Suspended Island Hood

CDA EXG60BL Gesture Control Extractor

Franke 90cm Downdraught Extractor

ViandPro Aria Flush Fit Ceiling Hood

Bosch DFS067A51B Telescopic Cooker Hood

What Cooker Hood Features Should I Look out For?


Touch controls for a sleek, modern look or push buttons for simplicity. The choice is yours.


From A-G, your cooker hoods will come with an energy-efficiency rating. An energy-efficient cooker hood could save you money and waste.


Cooker hoods don’t need to be big and bulky. Rather you can get sleek, modern designs to integrate into your kitchen.


Newer, more modern cooker hoods tend to produce less noise. Your cooker hood will have a noise rating on the product listing.


For whipping up dishes late at night, lights are essential on your cooker hood. But, you have the choice of how many, and how bright you want them to be.


Remotes make using your cooker hood simpler. From any point in your kitchen, you can easily turn it off at the push of a button.

Extracted or Recirculated – What’s the Difference?

An extraction hood sends the air outside through ducting and does not reintroduce it back into the kitchen.

Whereas a recirculation hood filters the dirty air using charcoal filters and then reintroduces it back into the kitchen. The filters work to remove the grease, smells and moisture from the kitchen air.

What is a Good Extraction Rate for a Cooker Hood?

Before we answer the question what is a good extraction rate for a cooker hood? We need to first understand what an extraction rate is and its importance when buying the right cooker hood. 

“An extraction rate is a figure that tells you how much air can be removed from a room in one hour. The figure is measured in metres cubed per hour”

Simply put, the extraction rate of your cooker hood will tell you how effective your cooker hood will be every hour at removing air from your kitchen.

There is a simple formula to help you work out the extraction rate needed for your kitchen, whatever the size.

“Volume of the room (length x width x height) X 10 = minimum extraction rate (m3 )”

Find the Right Cooker Hood Today

The correct cooker hood for your kitchen is just a few clicks away with Modern Living.

We’ve weighed up the pros, budgets and best-sellers of each cooker hood we supply. Now, it’s up to you to pick the right one for your kitchen.

We’re your proud supplier of affordable modern appliances from a host of top-quality brands such as ViandPro, AirOne, Miro and many more. Discover the next addition to your home today.

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